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Grammy award-winning producer Reggie Lucas, dies age 65

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Reggie Lucas dies age 65. | Photo: Madonna / Ronald Woan / Flickr

Grammy award-winning producer and musician Reggie Lucas (born Reginald Grant Lucas) died yesterday (19 May), aged 65.

Lucas, who produced the majority of Madonna’s debut self-titled album, died of heart disease in New York City.

His daughter Lisa Lucas took to Facebook to announce the sad news. She wrote: ‘After a long and arduous struggle with his physical heart (his emotional one was perfect) he was called home.

‘I wish he’d had more time, I wish we’d all had more time with him. But he left this world absolutely covered in love, with his hands held and his family beside him.

‘I’m glad he’s at peace now,’ she added.

Madonna: ‘An important part of my musical past’

When Madonna heard the news, she posted to both Instagram and Twitter.

She said in a caption on Instagram: ‘So Sad to hear that Reggie Lucas is Gone. An important part of my musical past!’

She also used the hashtags ‘Lucky Star’ and ‘Gratitude’.

Reggie Lucas started off his musical career as an R&B and jazz guitarist. Then he worked with the legendary Miles Davis from 1972 to 1976.

He later branched out into songwriting, with one of his first ever solo projects was Madonna’s hit-song Borderline.

Reggie Lucas won a Grammy award in 1981 alongside James Mtume for their composition Never Knew Love Like This Before, performed by Stephanie Mills.

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